#1 In Rotation: Custom MAC Quad

So I wanted to start something a little different on Dreaming Pretty, I thought about doing a makeup in rotation, showing you my current makeup bag but I didn't think it was very original and then the other week I was swapping some shades over into my MAC quad and thought what a great idea. So every couple of weeks I am going to bring you my current quad that I have switched around, give a review of each shade and show you how I like to wear them.

When it comes to eye shadow MAC does it pretty darn well. The shade range, the quality, the different finishes...I just love them. I do own a couple of the 15 custom palettes with my favourite shades but I love a good quad, they are great for travelling with, keeping in your makeup bag and also just containing four shades that work perfectly together and as the name would suggest you can completely customise them. So, my four current shades from top left to bottom right are: Wood Winked, Era, Honey Lust and Mythology. In the above image I am wearing Honey Lust all over the lid, Era in the crease, Woodwinked on the outer corners and lower lash line and Mythology dabbed all over. 

Woodwinked, this is such a beautiful shade. Described by MAC as a warm antique gold, this is exactly how I would describe this shade. It has a lovely warmth to it making it perfect for green, hazel and brown eyes. Used on it's own or paired with another shadow it looks so blummin pretty and effortless, it's the perfect shade for us neutral lovers. I have been wearing it on it's own all over the lid for a really effortless and chic look, in the outer corners for a smokey finish and also in the crease blended out with Honey Lust.

Era, this is actually quite difficult to describe. It's a really soft goldeny beige/taupe shade with a slight shimmer running through it. It's the perfect shade to wear all over the lid with a slick of liner and mascara, which makes it great for everyday wear.

Honey Lust, this is a lovely golden bronze shade. You can sense a theme here. I love my golden shadows. This is a seriously shimmery/sparkly eye shadow, it's a great addition for any of you fellow neutral lovers and looks super pretty all over the lid paired with a darker bronze or chocolate shade for the crease/outer corner.

Mythology, another golden coppery shade. With a peach undertone this is super pretty all over the lid and looks shimmery but fresh with silver and golden glitters. It highlights the eyes just so wonderfully making it perfect for daytime or nightime.

So that's my current quad. Have you tried these shadows? Do you recommend any other shades to pick up?


  1. Mythology looks absolutely gorgeous, I can't wait to see what other shades you're using in rotation!

    Jodie | Jodie Loue

  2. Era is one of my favourites from MAC and it's so under-rated. I love this look and I'll definitely be swatching Honey Lust when I'm next at a counter, as I haven't tried that one.

    Alice / Alice Grace Beauty


  3. These all look so beautiful and lovely on you. What lipstick are you wearing in the picture, it suits you so well! Woodwinked truly is such a gorgeous shade. X

    Sally ~ DiagonSally

    1. It's the Lancôme Shine Lover lipstick xx

  4. You chose some lovely shade, I love woodwinked and its such a good one sweep kind of eyeshadow. I have never really seen any of the other eyeshadows, mythology looks beautiful.
    Ottilie | O is for Ottilie

  5. I don't think I've even heard of Mythology, but that is one gorgeous shade! Will definitely have to add that to my palette.

    brooke | brooke elise

  6. Dreamy colours!

    Jacynta xx

  7. I'm obsessed with Woodwinked! Mythology looks gorgeous - I'll have to check it out :) xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty

  8. I don't have any of these shades but I want woodwinked especially, it's such a pretty color.

    Perfect Shade of Mauve

  9. Fab post lovely, such a gorgeous quad - I really want to get Woodwinked as I don’t think I own that shade and I love how it can be worn alone - so effortless :) I really love All that Glitters :)

    Charlee XO | CharmedCharlee

    1. All that glitters is on my wish list xx